Carlyle gave up one earned run in seven innings over five appearances with the Mets. He return to a 2.16 ERA and 36:12 K:BB ratio with Las Vegas.
Escobar singled in his first at-bat, but was ejected after his second appearance. He was called out on strikes, and was ejected after arguing with the umpire. Escobar finished the game 1 for 2, with a run scored.
Jimenez also performed some running drills. He's attempting to work his way back from an ankle injury. It's unclear what the next step is in Jimenez's recovery process. Over 99 2/3 innings, he's posted a 4.52 ERA.
The Phillies have floated Howard's name in trade walks, but no teams are interested in taking on the $60 million owed to the first baseman over the next two seasons. Howard has hit just .224/.305/.377 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI in 371 at-bats, and he may be looking at a role as a platoon player over the remainder of the season, as he is out of the lineup against a lefty Wednesday.
The Rockies are seeking "big-time young pitching" in exchange for De La Rosa, to whom they'll likely extend a qualifying offer after the season. The Orioles are hesitant to part with a top young pitcher in a deal for the upcoming free agent. De La Rosa owns a 4.19 ERA and 86:46 K:BB ratio in 116 innings.
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Barmes jogged for the first time Wednesday since going on the disabled list on July 6. He will travel with the team on its upcoming road trip and hopes to take batting practice within the coming week. Barmes has hit .239/.320/.284 in 88 at-bats.
Callaspo could go on a quick rehab assignment depending on whether he can avoid any setbacks with his hamstring. Manager Bob Melvin mentioned Sunday as a possible return date for Callaspo. In 282 at-bats, Callaspo is hitting .234/.308/.309.
General manager Brian Cashman said "it's too early to call" regarding the team's plan to rest Tanaka. The alternative would be Tommy John surgery, but the team will wait to make that decision. Tanaka posted a 2.51 ERA over 129 1/3 innings prior to the injury.
Puig has been sidelined for four starts while recovering from getting hit on the hand by a pitch. He is expected to be available to pinch-hit Wednesday or possibly be used in a double-switch.
Blanks has been sidelined since June 22 due to a calf injury. In 55 at-bats in the majors, Blanks has hit .309.